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I have a wireless internet threw a router only 1 pc can stay

by gordon chase / November 10, 2006 9:10 AM PST


I have three computers. All are running Windows XP. One is a laptop and it is running the pro edition. The second is a desktop and it is running home edition. The third is a desktop running Windows XP Pro and it uses a wireless card to connect. The laptop running XP Pro and the Desktop running XP home edition connect to my wireless network threw usb adapters.

Here is the problem. When the laptop is online and then someone uses the desktop(using the adapter) to get online, the desktop(using the adapter) can only stay connected for a few minutes. When the desktop (using the adapter)is online and the laptop connects later the laptop forces the desktop off line. The desktop(using the adapter)always keeps the connection(the adapter is at full speed and the icon is green) but when I try to go to any websites the pages time out. This never happens when either of the desktops are online no matter if they connect at the same time or later. But it always happens whenever the laptop is online. This also doesn't happen when the desktop using the wireless card is being used and the laptop.

It only happens when the desktop using the usb adapter and the laptop using the usb adapter try to connect while one is already on the internet. The one that always looses the connection is the desktop using the wireless adapter.

I try to use the repair function but it does not work. I get a message that the IP is unknown.

I have to go and reset the modem and the router in order to allow the desktop using the usb adapter to get on.

What is happening? How can i fix this?

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I want to add
by gordon chase / November 10, 2006 9:22 AM PST

I also want to add now this happens when I try to clean out cookies or while I am trying to sign out of websites. THis is a new problem on top of the old problem of the issue with the usb adapter computers.

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Just guessing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 10, 2006 11:14 AM PST

Were those OSes installed by the owner or by the factory? Too often we find out of date or missing drivers. Some owners don't know about the driver issues or think it's ok when no errors are in the device manager. A little more story can help here.


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The info you asked about.
by gordon chase / November 10, 2006 11:34 AM PST
In reply to: Just guessing.

The desktop with the usb adapter is running home edition and it was installed by the factory. The laptop and the desktop running pro were installed by myself. I check and do updates on all of my pc's regularly. I have the lastest updates as of today.

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Re: I have a wireless internet threw a router only 1 pc can
by picohat / November 11, 2006 4:51 PM PST
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